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- October 10, 2008 at 4:30 pm #39826
On Saturday October 18 and Sunday Oct 19 we will be hosting a “Walktober” event at our farm in Ashford CT and we would like to send an open invitation to the DAP family. We will be giving a walking tour of our small farm discussing sustainable agriculture, forestry and animal power. Also part of the tour will be the thinning of a small sugarbush using oxen and horses to move the logs and firewood. With good weather we have had well over 100 true city folks out to our farm over the course of the weekend. One year one of our chickens laid an egg right in front of a group of city kids. You should have heard the screams of amazement AND fear. The tours start each morning at 10:30am and last to noon. However – draft power folks are invited to spend the day. Our hope is to start an ultra-mini animal powered field day where teamsters can come together and give insights and commentary on the job at hand. You can get more info on “Walktober” at the Last Green Valley website – thelastgreenvalley.org . If you would like more info on our personal tour please contact me through DAP via e-mail or IM. Thanks – Art Talmadge & Sherry Simpson, Cranberry Hill Farm, Ashford, CTOctober 21, 2008 at 12:31 am #47577becorsonParticipant
i loved the story about the hen laying an egg right in front of the city kids!
how did your event go?October 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm #47578
We had wonderful weather and an excellant turnout. Over the two days we had over 80 people show up. Ray Ludwig was here with his Devons and Jacob Bowen was here with his young Randall Linebacks. Both Ray and Jacob spoke about their teams, draft animal training, and heritage breeds to great rounds of applause. Ray and Jacob moved a couple cords of wood on log scoots. There will be a slide show up soon and when it is I will post the link here. We would also like to extend our thanks to Ray and Jacob as well as Larry Maynard- who was a great help loading the scoots, and Perry Sawyer – a profesional logger who did an outstanding job with a directional tree felling demonstration. Overall an excellant weekend that we will be repeating next year. I will extend the invitation for next year now. Please keep us in mind if interested. Thanks again to everyone!!!!!!October 27, 2008 at 12:39 am #47576becorsonParticipant
Glad to hear it went so well and that you will be doing it again!October 30, 2008 at 12:32 pm #47579
A short slide show is up with pics of our tour and logging demo, Go to yale.edu/opa Once on the page go part way down the left side to Yale Bulletin and click on that and then follow the links to the slide show!
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